NPP insiders advised me to take Akufo-Addo corruption talk with pinch of salt – Amidu
Martin Amidu who has resigned as Special Prosecutor says his conclusion that the president is not committed to fighting corruption vindicates some NPP insiders.
“Many Ghanaians including members of the Ghana Bar Association and the New Patriotic Party had variously warned me that Mr. President did not intend me to take his anti-corruption rhetoric literally,” excerpts of his latest release captured in his 27-page document.
This assertion by people from the association and party came as a surprise to him, he said.
Mr. Amidu said, among other things he considered President Akufo-Addo’s experience as a lawyer and his contribution to the development of the 1992 constitution and doubted what the people said against his person.
According to him, it was not until November 2020 that he received the ‘divine revelation’ and manifestation that put a knife on the thing that held the President and him together as comrades.
He also mentioned that he had earlier received the confirmation on October 23, 2020, but waited until November to finally confirm that the President’s corruption fight was a mere rhetoric.
“It was only the divine revelation to me on October 23, 2020, which was confirmed again in the evening of November 1, 2020, that the similarity between Michela Wrongs, ‘it is our turn to eat’ written about the former President Mwai Kibaki’s government in Kenya and the President of Ghana was driven home strongly to me that the President of Ghana like Kibaki of Kenya was exhibiting to me through divine revelation of the Holy Trinity the traits of the boss of a corruption mafia acting as the innocent flower of anti-corruption crusaders,” he added.
According to the anti-corruption campaigner, the conduct exhibited by the President following the submission of the findings of his corruption Risk Assessment conducted into the Agyapa deal has proven his skeptics right.
In 2016, the NPP campaign team marketed their candidate, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo strongly on the corruption card. He was sold as an incorruptible and no-nonsense corruption fighter.
He promised a change of hope to protect the public purse – to fight corruption in his own administration, which led to the creation of the Special Prosecutor’s Office.
But after two years in office, Martin Amidu resigned on November 16, saying the NPP government’s posture has left him disillusioned.
Since his resignation, he has been on a collision course with the NPP government as he did after he resigned from the NDC in 2011.